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U.S. Congress reaches historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid pandemic

The package includes $250b aside for individuals and families, $350b in small business loans, $250b in unemployment insurance benefits, and $500b in loans for distressed companies.

The U.S. Senate passes decade’s biggest public lands package, protecting 1.3 million acres of wilderness

The measure protects 1.3 million acres as wilderness, the nation's most stringent protection. It permanently withdraws more than 370,000 acres of land from mining around two national parks.

2018 Congressional Farm Bill effectively legalizes hemp in the U.S.

Promoters have long extolled the virtue of the grassy weed as one of the cheapest and most important crops for solving the world's problems around sustainability and health€”with it's alleged ability to treat numerous symptoms and diseases.

The United States convenes the most diverse Congress in its history

There are more women than ever before, and a new generation of Muslims, Latinos, Native Americans and African-Americans in the House creating what academics call a reflective democracy, more aligned with the population of the United States.

New Mexico Democrat Debra Haaland and Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids become the first Native American women elected to U.S. Congress

Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota become the first Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota became the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

Record number of women heading to U.S. Congress

More than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, easily shattering the record.